Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I am so excited about this new year! The time is ticking away until 2014 and I do have to say 2013 was my best ever! We have been truly blessed this year!

My biggest blessing would be my two girls. I started 2013 on bed rest and was really worried about the health of my girls. But, God is good and we had healthy babies right on time. They continue to bring me pure joy everyday.
I took this for our Christmas card.

We were also very blessed with my husbands job. He had a wonderful year and was able to provide for our new little family. 

I will start job sharing in 2014. I believe it is the right choice for my family. I love to teach and I don't want to give it up so I am very excited for the opportunity to teach part time! I hope that 2013 was a great one for you and that you will be equally blessed in 2014!!! 

Please continue to check back in 2014. I think I may just have a little more time on my hands and I have really been working on improving my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I look forward to a great year!

Friday, December 13, 2013

I got a grant!

I am so excited! I have applied for grant after grant in my teaching career and I have not ever received one ..... UNTIL NOW!!!!!!!

Like I have said before I work at an ischool where every student has an iPad to use for instruction so I applied for an iPad document camera!!!

Here is what I am getting!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Job Sharing on the Brain

Hey Blog Buddies! 

I would like to pick your brain about job sharing. I am planning on job sharing after the first of the year and I can't wait. My principal has approved it but now we are mapping out the details. 

Have you done it? How did it work for you? 

I love that my school is willing to do do this for me! Another thing I love about my school is that we celebrate Christmas. I know that it is not done at many schools but mine does. We have trees in our rooms and decorations in the halls. 

We are doing a craft I found on pinterest for our parents. They are turning out great. The wrapping idea was from this link. The project itself is from this link. I combined a couple of ideas. The kids are loving this project! Here is an example of our work.  

We are also participating in the Hour of Code activities this week. It is pretty easy to implement since we have 1 iPad to 1 student.  Here is what we are doing:

We are using the following apps: 

 Light-Bot lite
- Hopscotch
-Cargo Bot
-Daisy the Dino

I have been utilizing the website as well because coding is not something I am familiar with. The students loved doing this today and they can't wait for the rest of the week. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Share a Resource!

I am so excited about the resources I got at the TPT sale!

I have been waiting for the 2nd Story Window 3rd Grade Morning Work Packet. To go on sale and I got it!!!!

Plus I bought so much from Teaching With A Mountain View! I love her store plus she teaches 3rd grade in Colorado!

What resources did you get?

PLUS I FINALLY Finished my Common Core Reading Response Journal. I have a preview of it below!

Comment below with your favorite new resources!!!!